The Adler Theatre and VenuWorks present Joan Jett & The Blackhearts on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Adler Theatre in Davenport. Reserved seat tickets will go on sale Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m. in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.) and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $39, $49, $64 and $79.

NEW CONCERT ALERT! Veteran Rocker Joan Jett to Heat Up Davenport’s Adler Theatre Sept. 19

Joan Jett, now 62, topped the Billboard charts in 1982 for seven weeks with her cover of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

A 62-year-old Pennsylvania native, Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” Her 1981 cover of “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” topped the Billboard charts for seven weeks.

Her independent record label, Blackheart, was founded in 1980 after she was rejected by no less than 23 labels. Blackheart is one of the longest running indie labels and continues to give voice to new bands, according to an event release. As a producer, Jett has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus, as well as the Germs’ L.A. punk masterpiece, “GI.”

Jett and the Blackhearts continue touring the globe with headline shows alongside fellow rock icons like The Who, Green Day and the Foo Fighters. Additionally, Jett has acted and appeared in movies, television and theater. She was also able to see her story told in “The Runaways,” the 2010 feature film based on her first band, starring Kristen Stewart as Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie. Jett was close to the project, serving as executive producer.

“Bad Reputation,” a documentary about Jett’s life, premiered to critical acclaim at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The film continues to receive praise and accolades and is available on all streaming platforms. For more information, visit https://www.joanjett.com/.

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NEW CONCERT ALERT! Veteran Rocker Joan Jett to Heat Up Davenport’s Adler Theatre Sept. 19
Jonathan Turner has been covering the Quad-Cities arts scene for 25 years, first as a reporter with the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, and then as a reporter with the Quad City Times. Jonathan is also an accomplished actor and musician who has been seen frequently on local theater stages, including the Bucktown Revue and Black Box Theatre.